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Published on September 30, 2008

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- Introduction to the Digital Library of the Caribbean - Possibilities for partnership in the Dutch Caribbean Presenters: Brooke Wooldridge, dLOC Coordinator Laurie Taylor, Digital Projects Librarian Seminar for Libraries of the Dutch Caribbean Curaçao, September 25 & 26, 2008 National Library of Jamaica, Portrait: Sam Sharpe

Free, Open Access Digital Library

Trilingual

with Advanced Search Functions

Partner Collections

Partner Collections

Wordmark Attribution

Page Image

Aware Zoom Technology

Citation

Citation

Full-Text Search Capability <Content> <pre> I. OUTWARD BOUNDON a very cold day in December I stood on the deck of the steamerMadiana as she slowly pushed her waythrough the ice toward the Narrowsbelow New York. After leaving the luxurious Waldorfto face the biting cold winds and ac-commodate one's self to the surround-ings which the steamer affords, I mustsay I did not wonder at my friendsasking how I could choose to take suchan out-of-the-way sort of trip. Notthat the Madiana is an uncomfortableboat, for that would be doing it an in-justice, but I anticipated a second Ma-jestic or Teutonic, and in this I wasdisappointed. </pre> </Content> From: Morris, Ira Nelson. With the trade-winds; a jaunt in Venezuela and the West Indies. G. P. Putnam, New York 1897. Contributed by the University of Central Florida

Map-It Function

Map-It Function Satellite View

3-D Flash Viewer 180 images of the object are linked together in a Flash Viewer to provide a 360 ° rotating image

And coming soon – Thematic Collections Current proposed themes: -Caribbean Maps -Caribbean Newspapers ­Economic Development -Education -Environment -Health / Disease ­Law ­Literature, Arts, and Culture ­Migration ­Race/Class/Gender -Religion ­Politics, Government ­Slavery and Resistance

What is dLOC? Our beginnings… 2002 – US Virgin Islands History and Culture Collection Collaboration with the University of Virgin Islands, University of Florida, Florida International University, and others 2004 – dLOC is born Leaders present dLOC at ACURIL, organize planning meeting and submit funding proposal to U.S. Dept. of Education 2005 – dLOC receives Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access Award to fund project for four years MISSION: “dLOC’s diverse partners will serve an international community of scholars, students and citizens by working together to electronically preserve and provide enhanced electronic access to cultural, historical, and research materials in a common web space with a multilingual interface.” dLOC Bylaws, October 2006

dLOC Mission Serve as gateway to existing digital resources from and about the Caribbean Ensure digital preservation of resources Generate new digital content for scholars and students Increase access to rare or at-risk Caribbean materials Build capacity for digitization in the Caribbean Implement technical infrastructure and a support network to assist digitization projects Form partnerships with Caribbean institutions and digital library initiatives National Archives of Haiti, Citadelle HENRI Christophe

Serve as gateway to existing digital resources from and about the Caribbean

Ensure digital preservation of resources

Generate new digital content for scholars and students

Increase access to rare or at-risk Caribbean materials

Build capacity for digitization in the Caribbean

Implement technical infrastructure and a support network to assist digitization projects

Form partnerships with Caribbean institutions and digital library initiatives

Original Partners Founding Caribbean Partners Archives Nationales d’Haiti Fundación Global Desarrollo y Democracia (FUNGLODE), Dominican Republic Univ. del Oriente, Venezuela CARICOM, Guyana National Library of Jamaica U.S. institutional collaboration University of Florida Florida International University University of the Virgin Islands University of Central Florida University of South Florida University of Florida, West Indies Islands

Founding Caribbean Partners

Archives Nationales d’Haiti

Fundación Global Desarrollo y Democracia (FUNGLODE), Dominican Republic

Univ. del Oriente, Venezuela

CARICOM, Guyana

National Library of Jamaica

U.S. institutional collaboration

University of Florida

Florida International University

University of the Virgin Islands

University of Central Florida

University of South Florida

New partners Belize National Library, Belize Bibliothèque Haïtenne des Pères du St-Esprit, Haiti College of Law, Florida International University, USA The College of The Bahamas, Bahamas National Library of Aruba, Aruba Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra , Dominican Republic WIDECAST, Duke University, USA And growing… National Archives of Haiti CARICOM The College of The Bahamas

Belize National Library, Belize

Bibliothèque Haïtenne des Pères du St-Esprit, Haiti

College of Law, Florida International University, USA

The College of The Bahamas, Bahamas

National Library of Aruba, Aruba

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra , Dominican Republic

WIDECAST, Duke University, USA

And growing…

Governing Structure Executive Committee Representatives from each partner institution vote to elect a nine-member Executive Committee consisting of representatives from the partner institutions. The Executive Committee votes on key decisions affecting the future of dLOC, and convenes once a year in proximity of the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries ( ACURIL ) conference. Chair: Judith Rogers, University of Virgin Islands Co-Chair: Jean Wilfred Bertrand, National Archives of Haiti Scholarly Advisory Board Consists of academics and professionals in the fields of Caribbean Studies and Digital Libraries provide guidance on collection development, collection accessibility, and technical issues.

Executive Committee

Representatives from each partner institution vote to elect a nine-member Executive Committee consisting of representatives from the partner institutions. The Executive Committee votes on key decisions affecting the future of dLOC, and convenes once a year in proximity of the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries ( ACURIL ) conference.

Chair: Judith Rogers, University of Virgin Islands

Co-Chair: Jean Wilfred Bertrand, National Archives of Haiti

Scholarly Advisory Board

Consists of academics and professionals in the fields of Caribbean Studies and Digital Libraries provide guidance on collection development, collection accessibility, and technical issues.

Member Benefits Digitization Tools Training, Toolkit, Digital Collection Infrastructure (with Optical Character Recognition, Aware Zoom, maintained by two programmers) Digital Library Hosting Partner Page within dLOC webpage, Customized Interfaces for Partners Website Digital Preservation Florida Digital Archive

Digitization Tools

Training, Toolkit, Digital Collection Infrastructure (with Optical Character Recognition, Aware Zoom, maintained by two programmers)

Digital Library Hosting

Partner Page within dLOC webpage, Customized Interfaces for Partners Website

Digital Preservation

Florida Digital Archive

Member Commitment Willingness to contribute digital content to dLOC's centralized repository via the dLOC Toolkit and to make these freely available. Availability of appropriate collections with Caribbean content. Willingness to comply with common standards for digitization and copyright clearance. Willingness to designate a representative to manage local participation.

Willingness to contribute digital content to dLOC's centralized repository via the dLOC Toolkit and to make these freely available.

Availability of appropriate collections with Caribbean content.

Willingness to comply with common standards for digitization and copyright clearance.

Willingness to designate a representative to manage local participation.

Recent successes 2005/6 Technical Infrastructure Developed at UF, Training Program Developed for Project Partners, Executive and Advisory Boards Established Basic Equipment Purchased for 4 project partners, On-site Training conducted in Guyana, Haiti and Dominican Republic. 2006/7 Over 200,000 pages available in dLOC, Metadata Submission Tool Streamlined, Equipment purchased for Universidad del Oriente, Training in Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica 2007/8 Almost 500,000 pages available in dLOC, Six new members joined the project, Equipment purchased for National Library of Aruba, Significant Revisions to project website, On-Site Training in Venezuela, Guyana, Dominican Republic and Haiti.

2005/6 Technical Infrastructure Developed at UF, Training Program Developed for Project Partners, Executive and Advisory Boards Established

Basic Equipment Purchased for 4 project partners, On-site Training conducted in Guyana, Haiti and Dominican Republic.

2006/7 Over 200,000 pages available in dLOC, Metadata Submission Tool Streamlined, Equipment purchased for Universidad del Oriente, Training in Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica

2007/8 Almost 500,000 pages available in dLOC, Six new members joined the project, Equipment purchased for National Library of Aruba, Significant Revisions to project website, On-Site Training in Venezuela, Guyana, Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Possibilities for Partnership Become a dLOC member – submit application Assess your institution’s capacity (technical and human capital) Assess your collections Consider creative sources of funding Leverage your partnership with dLOC Consider joining the Caribbean Newspaper Digitization Project dLOC is currently preparing a funding proposal Preservation, Access, Innovation in Research Translate the website

Become a dLOC member – submit application

Assess your institution’s capacity (technical and human capital)

Assess your collections

Consider creative sources of funding

Leverage your partnership with dLOC

Consider joining the Caribbean Newspaper Digitization Project

dLOC is currently preparing a funding proposal

Preservation, Access, Innovation in Research

Translate the website

A Peek into the Process 1) Select Materials 2) Digitize 3) Submit via Toolkit

Possibilities for Partnership -- Ideas from the Group What digital projects do you all have in process? How do you envision future collaboration between the Dutch Caribbean Libraries and dLOC?

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